About Hilltop Securities
A Diversified Investment Bank.
HilltopSecurities represents both the realization of a vision and a new beginning — the combination of two established, respected and successful broker-dealers to create a new firm, greater than the sum of its parts.
In January of 2015, Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), a Texas-based diversified financial holding company acquired Southwest Securities, Inc., a regional full-service broker-dealer founded in 1972. Hilltop Holdings is the parent company of PlainsCapital Bank, the 6th largest Texas-based bank by deposits, PrimeLending, a mortgage originator ranked 6th in the U.S. for purchase units in 2014, and National Lloyds Corporation, a niche property and casualty underwriter providing homeowners insurance for low value dwellings.
In addition, Hilltop Holdings was the parent of First Southwest Company, a broker-dealer established in 1946 and renowned for its nationwide public finance advisory business. With complementary business lines and a shared history representing more than 112 years of industry experience, Southwest Securities and FirstSouthwest were combined under the HilltopSecurities brand to create a new, stronger firm backed by a well-capitalized, publicly traded parent company to serve as trusted advocates for our clients. The consolidation of these firms represents the blending of two traditions of innovation, integrity and service. Decades ago, each firm sank deep roots in Texas before branching out to deliver their unique expertise to clients across the nation.
Our unique corporate culture attracts highly experienced talent and encourages long-term commitment to our firm. Twenty-five percent of our 350 employees have worked for our firm at least 10 years and some have worked for the firm as long as 40 years.
Known for our expertise and personalized client service, our people build trusting and durable relationships with our clients. We work together across geographical and practice group boundaries to ensure each client receives the benefits of the entire company’s expertise.
Our 63+ year history of success, broad range of experience, proven track record and dedicated employees distinguish us from our competitors.
We are a registered broker/dealer with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and adhere to the rules of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). The firm is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).